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Family names on my mother's side: maternal: Stochl [Stokel]; Moel [Mohl]; Broz [Brosh, Brush]; and Ilick [Jilek]; paternal: Messenger; Allen; Leighton; Gibbons; Goss.

On my father's side: maternal: DeReus; Van Hoeve; paternal: Van Dyke [VanDyk, van Dijke]; Romers

In her approximately 25 years of (pre-Internet) research, my mother Helen Messenger Van Dyke, was able to prove two ancestor links to the Mayflower on the Messenger side; one to William White [through Mary Goss], the other to Richard Warren [through Lemuel Gibbons].

Ancestors are buried in NH, MA, ME, PA, OH, IN and IA primarily.

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